This was unwarranted…
Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticized Republicans for gun abuse in her town on Monday morning, asking Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to “keep our name out of your mouth” and posting a graph claiming that 60% of the firearms retrieved in Chicago came from out of state.
Lightfoot’s tweets came after a West Texas shooting Saturday killed 7 people and wounded 22 others.
“60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside IL—mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation,” Lightfoot said. “Keep our name out of your mouth.”
60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside IL—mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation. Keep our name out of your mouth. https://t.co/yVM4JHL3xy pic.twitter.com/pr613A3dpf
— Lori Lightfoot (@LightfootForChi) September 3, 2019
Comments from Lightfoot arrived after Cruz pointed out that the strict gun control laws of Illinois did not prevent slaughter in Chicago, one of the country’s most brutal cities.
Chicago has not had a Republican mayor since the early 1930s.
In the wake of Texas’ second mass shooting in the last month, liberal politicians across the country have renewed their calls for gun control, with former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke promoting a mandatory gun buyback program and selling t-shirts that say America’s gun laws are “f-cked up.”